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Purple Heart

Setcreasea pallida

Item 011881

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USDA Zone:
7-11
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Description:

Succulent purple leaves on vigorously spreading stems are accented by small dark pink flowers. Dies back in cold weather then vigorously returns in spring. Heat and drought tolerant. Great for low maintenance areas, rock gardens and mixed borders.

Price: $16.99
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Average Landscape Size
Rapid growth to 12 to 18 in. tall and spreading.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Setcreasea pallida
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Garden Style: Tropical ,   Contemporary
Design Ideas: A stunning plant for frost free gardens used as a groundcover. Can fill beds on sheltered locations or be mixed into tropical plantings to add purple foliage color. Great choice for hanging baskets or dangling off the edges of pots. Nestles well into boulders and particularly attractive trailing around rock waterfalls. Color makes a stunning addition to minimal modern gardens.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.

History

The purple coloring of these leaves are due to chemicals known as anthocyanins, which are the same ones that give beets and eggplants a similar color.

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